Dr. Heather Adams Enzenauer joined CDCB on September 6 as an Applied Geneticist. Heather will work with José Carrillo and George Wiggans to assess quality and management of genotypes and improve processing efficiency for genomic evaluations.
Heather grew up on a Northern Illinois beef and crop farm and gained interest in dairy cattle through her studies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and further earned a Master’s and PhD at UIUC in Animal Sciences with focuses in Quantitative Genetics and Bioinformatics, respectively. After post-doctoral appointments at UIUC and University of Wisconsin-Madison, Heather worked as a genomic specialist at Cooperative Resources International and in data analysis at AgSource.
Heather and her husband, John, live in Bowie, Maryland, with their Airedale terrier, Angus. Heather enjoys cooking and baking, scrapbooking, sewing, gardening, playing sports, antiquing, participating in WWII reenacting, and exploring new places.